10th - 12th Sept 2021

  • This is a SUMMARY of some of the things that will be happening at this year’s BUSFEST. For more detailed information please check out the “Whats On” section.

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  • The Show and Shine Competition (which includes a “Rust and Prime” class) is held on Sunday - please see the programme for details of the times - and is a self judged contest.

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  • The Cooking in a Camper Contest aims to find the ‘best chef’ of the year by getting contestants to prepare a 3 course meal in their camper van in just one hour.

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  • The VERY best of Entertainment for all ages to suit ALL tastes. Including SEVEN Evening music entertainment venues.

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  • We have BIG Displays and Little displays at BUSFEST plus lots of other interesting stuff in between.

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  • Lots of fun for both you and your vans.

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  • We have a fantastic selection of camping areas; all with a view of the wonderful Malvern Hills.

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  • We have absolutely everything and anything you may need for your transporter plus a whole lot more at BUSFEST;

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  • We think we have the most VANTASTIC International Gathering of VW Transporters and enthusiasts on the planet & we welcome you ALL to BUSFEST.

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Welcome To Busfest

THE WORLDS BIGGEST VW TRANSPORTER FESTIVAL

10th - 12th SEPTEMBER 2021

ADVANCE TICKET BOOKING SYSTEM is now OPEN

BUSFEST NEWS - APRIL 2021

The recently announced government 'pathway to normality' plan has brought an influx of early announcements of upcoming events and festivals for this summer and later on in the year. Although this is great news, and very encouraging for the industry and major festivals like ours, there is still a lot of planning to do.

  • It is a thankless task for event organisers trying to predict and plan for whatever situation we think will all be in when we get to our event
  • We are currently working strictly within the Government Guidelines which means restrictions apply and there are still many unknowns ahead
  • Our site numbers are STILL limited to just 4000 persons per day at the event.
  • Many larger events are gambling on the possibility that all restrictions on numbers and social distancing are going to be lifted.

There is still NO guarantee that this will happen after June 21st.

  • We are taking a much more cautious approach to ensure we (and you) will be able to enjoy Busfest this year.
  • This means our booking system ticket sales will (initially) be restricted to conform to existing (current) legislation and we will continue to follow the official government roadmap.

When we are given the results of the Government “Review” on June 21st we will adjust our figures accordingly & make any other necessary changes.

By holding back now and acting sensibly within the rules we hope our event will be able to proceed, whatever the June 21st announcements bring.

  • If the 4000 limit remains in place, then we will still be fully prepared (and able) to go ahead & not have to turn away thousands of disappointed Busfesters because we have allowed overbooking to happen.
  • If and when the 4000 per day limit is increased, we will then still have time to take more bookings before the event to whatever limit is set.
  • If there is sufficient headroom on numbers, we will also open up our system for (advance booking) Day Visitors.
  • If the result of the review on June 21st makes it impracticable (or impossible) for us to proceed with the event we will Rollover the event for another year. That decision will be made on or before July 31st.
  • If you already have booked tickets from our rolled over (2020) event you are already included in this total. You will receive your tickets (electronically – By Email) whenever the event does go ahead.
  • This does also mean that at the moment there are not that many tickets left (once we take the 2020 already booked totals into consideration) so please get your booking in as soon as possible or you may have to wait until June 21st (or miss out) depending on what decisions are made on that date.
  • If we do have to make the decision to roll the event over to 2022 then all ticket holders will have 4 weeks from the announcement being made to apply for a refund (or your booking will be automatically rolled over to the 2022 date)

HOW WE’VE PREPARED TO REOPEN

We look forward to welcoming you back to the showground soon.

To ensure the safety of our visitors, crew, volunteers showground staff and local communities we have been working closely with the Showground Staff & Worcestershire Regulatory Services and have their full support to run our outdoor events at the Showground, with the following controlled measures in place:

  • Reduced visitor numbers to allow for social distancing measures.
  • The ability to purchase advanced e-tickets to guarantee entry.
  • Parking & camping allowing for social distancing.
  • New signage informing visitors of safety measures.
  • Hand sanitiser stations situated throughout the showground.
  • Designated toilet block entrance and exits.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Entry Point & Trade stand contactless payments (where possible)

IN SUMMARY

  • Vanfest Limited (BUSFEST) is committed to running a safe and controllable event with the implementation of covid Safety measures on-site, as regulated at the time of the event.
  • Your safety and the safety of our Service Suppliers and Crew remain our main priority
  • Due to uncertainty in Government and Council guidelines, for outdoor events, we reserve the right to adjust its content, postpone (rollover) or cancel the event.
  • The final decisions will be made on JULY 31st (6 weeks before the event) when, we can then make an accurate judgment, and if required, have time to refund and halt the event build-up process.

We look forward to seeing you ALL back at Malvern for a BUSFEST REUNION

For more information on the background as to why we are following this path please refer to the Government Guidance for Events

Keep watching this space for further information and thanks for your continued patience and support.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE

BEST WISHES FROM THE BUSFEST CREW

IN THE MEAN TIME...........................

At the moment all we can still remember what fun time we have all had at Malvern in the past and only imagine what we may begetting up to this year

Just to keep everyone in the BUSFEST mood we have posted up a series of "Malvern Memories" on our social media to reflect a bit on what might have been & also remember some of the fantastic times we have had in the past and hope to in the future when we are all able to meet up again at Marvelous Malvern.

If you missed it first time round or want to relive some of your own Malvern Memories or just was to see what Busfest is all about check out the LINK below for the complete "Malvern Memories" set all in one hit.

MALVERN MEMORIES 2020

In the mean time you can be sure that we are doing all we can to make sure we will be able to bring you some REAL NEW "Malvern Experiences and Memories" for Busfest 2021.

One of the things you can do is to continue to support our wonderful BUSFEST TRADERS by checking out our BUSFEST 2020 VIRTUAL TRADERS MARKET which is located HERE. on our TRADERS PAGE.

If you are at a bit of a loss as to what to do with all your spare time now you are not going to BUSFEST then we do have a very good selection of other media to look at;

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OF OUR BUSFEST (and Vanfest) MEDIA HERE;

What started as a small event called VANFEST in 1994 at the THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND, UK has grown to become the world’s LARGEST INTERNATIONAL BUSFESTIVAL event for owners, lovers and enthusiasts of Volkswagen Transporter Van’s.

360 VIEW OF BUSFEST

Held over a 3 full days in September, with over 8000 vehicles 25000 people attending plus over 300 trade plots the BUSFEST provides absolutely everything and anything you could possibly want to do with VW transporters plus a whole lot more.

We look forward to meeting you all (and a whole lot more new Transporter Fans) again in 2021 at Malvern for the BIGGEST and BEST truly INTERNATIONAL VW TRANSPORTER FESTIVAL anywhere!

YOU CAN VIEW OUR OFFICIAL (2019) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE;

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OUR BUSFEST 2019 PICTURE ALBUMS HERE;

YOU CAN VIEW OUR OFFICIAL (2018) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE.

YOU CAN VIEW OUR (OTHER) OFFICIAL (2018) BUSFEST VIDEO CLIP HERE

YOU CAN VIEW ALL OF OUR BUSFEST MEDIA HERE;

WHY COME TO BUSFEST?

BUSFEST is CERTAINLY, UNDOUBTEDLY, PROBABLY, & DEFINITELY the BEST VW EVENT to go to for ALL VW TRANSPORTER FANS, FRIENDS & FAMILIES.

CERTAINLY – With a Full 3 days to keep you amused we will have the MOST comprehensive Entertainment programme for all ages of any VW Event. (We ARE still providing FREE evening entertainment).

UNDOUBTEDLY - We have use of the BEST Show ground and facilities in the country for staging our event (whatever the weather!!). With excellent fixed indoor (and outdoor) facilities, Welfare blocks (including showers), Restaurant & mobile Catering, good water supply, drainage and tarmac roadways we know you will have a good time when you are with us.

PROBABLY - We will be presenting the BIGGEST vehicle displays of any event (anywhere).

DEFINITELY - You will find we have the LARGEST Trade Area of ANY VW event (in the World!) with everything you may want (or not) for your Transporter. PLUS; a MASSIVE Vehicle Sales Area.

If you have any doubt as to what we are capable of achieving (or have not been to our events before then check out the info, comments & pictures on our face book page).

FAQ - (VERY) FREQUENTLY ASKED (AND ANSWERED) QUESTIONS...................

DATE FOR THIS YEARS EVENT:

10th - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

SEE FEES SECTION

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BOOK MY ADVANCE TICKETS?

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR ADVANCE TICKETS FOR FAMILY, GENERAL, DOG FREE & DISABLED CAMPING AREAS

WE REOPEN OUR ADVANCE BOOKING SYSTEM FROM APRIL 12TH

WHEN WILL BOOKINGS CLOSE?

CLUB BOOKINGS (USUALLY!) CLOSE END OF JUNE. OTHER CAMPSITE AREAS BOOKING WILL CLOSE WHEN WE ARE FULL

WHEN WILL TICKETS BE SENT OUT?

TICKETS WILL BE SENT OUT "ELECTRONICALLY" 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

YES..... SEE NOTE ON DOGS HERE;

BUSFEST - DOGS

Many of you who come to Busfest bring dogs with you.

We generally do not have a problem with that, as most of you are responsible dog owners who control and clear up after your animals.

But every now and again things start to get out of hand, and we must remind you that being able to bring your dogs to Busfest is a privilege not a given. Many events at this showground and others do not allow dogs on site anymore.

In the past we have come close to banning dogs at the event, but instead have introduced policies that have avoided that.

We now have a “Dog Free” Camping area and have an exclusion policy for dogs in the enclosed evening entertainment venues.

But now we are having to revisit this subject again as the sheer number of dogs attending the event and the behaviour of them (and some of their owners) is causing quite a few problems.

In particular, within the Trade areas, dogs and their owners are NOT all acting responsibly, and we have had numerous incidents of dogs soiling traders stock and stands and owners not even attempting to control their dogs.

ARE DAY VISITORS ALLOWED?

  • The Pay on the Day, DAY VISITOR Charges are as shown; (2019 prices)
  • FRIDAY - £15
  • SATURDAY - £20
  • SUNDAY - £15
  • Children under 16 years FREE ENTRY
  • DAY VISITORS PLEASE NOTE - We are a 3 Day event, but although the TRADE AREA opens on the Friday SOME TRADERS MAY NOT BE TRADING ON THE FRIDAY.
  • To be sure of getting the full trade area your are advised to attend the event on the Saturday or Sunday. The FULL event programme begins on the Saturday

PLEASE NOTE; If Covid restrictions are still in place we may have to change our Day visitor policy (it may be by advance booking only) WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 21ST

We will be able to take fees on the day at the gates for additional (unbooked) passengers arriving in vehicles already advance booked for camping.

Price Per Adult is £55

We CANNOT accept any additional unbooked camping vehicles.

WHEN DO GATES OPEN?

FRIDAY 10TH SEPT 2021 AT 10:00.

SATURDAY 11TH SEPT 2021 09.00

SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021 09.00

UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION AND AS PASS TO ARRIVE BEFORE THAT TIME PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE SITE BEFORE THEN.

ANY NON AUTHORISED CAMPERS OR PERSONS ARRIVING ON THE THURSDAY WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SITE.

WHEN DO GATES CLOSE?

YELLOW GATE CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT.

OTHER GATES WILL BE CLOSED EARLIER. (BROWN GATE CLOSES AT 22.00 ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT.)

POST CODE OF THE SHOWGROUND?

WR13 6 NW

ARE THERE SHOWERS ON SITE?

YES, THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE TEME, YELLOW & RED & STOCKMANS WELFARE BLOCKS & WE ALSO PROVIDE SOME MOBILE UNITS AS WELL AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE SITE

ARE ELECTRIC HOOKUPS AVAILABLE?

ONLY FOR SPECIAL NEEDS &

DISABLED

CAN WE STOP OVER ON SUNDAY NIGHT?

NO SORRY WE HAVE TO CLEAR

THE SITE AS SOON AS EVENT ENDS

WHAT ARE THE FANCY DRESS THEMES THIS YEAR?

We usually leave it all to you to with your own creative minds to come up with your own FANCY DRESS ideas for the event, and yep we have had some fantastic cosumes and themes appear every year.

BUT, this year for those of you who might need a little guidance (& persuasion!) there are THREE very definitely THEMED EVENING ENTERTAINMENTS that you might like to really get to grips with and play (and dress!) the part......

IT IT REALLY UP TO YOU WHICH THEME (OR GENDER) YOU WANT TO BE....................... Check out our Entertainment page HERE

(OF COURSE, THE MAIN SITE THEME AT BUSFEST WILL ALWAYS BE "VW TRANSPORTERS" )

WHERE CAN I SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE EVENT?

THE OFFICIAL BUSFEST FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL OF THE EVENT UPDATES IS LOCATED HERE

LINKS TO ALL OF THE BUSFEST PICTURE ALBUMS IS LOCATED HERE;

BUSFEST & COVID 19

Please read the terms & conditions carefully before booking your tickets.

We ask that before you book tickets for this event, (or attend the event) you also consider the following

  • If you have a pre-existing health condition or a chronic disease.
  • If you have a compromised immune system or any immune mediated condition.
  • If you are currently taking three or more medications.
  • If you are actively shielding during this pandemic for other reasons such as age
  • If you or someone you have been in close contact with is experiencing flu like symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, we ask that you withdraw your registration.
  • Busfest will honour a full refund or payment credit for a future event for anyone that must cancel for this specific circumstance.

In addition:

  • We (also) ask that you adhere to any travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines set forth by your country/location of origin.

Your safety is our highest priority.

  • We have gone to great lengths to develop a framework for hosting outdoor events in a safe environment, in close partnership with the showground, & local authorities.
  • Although we are doing everything in our power to provide a safe environment, this is a shared responsibility with you.
  • We have developed our own set of safety principles to help guide you through the event, including new social distancing measures, cleaning regimes, food & zero waste protocols.
  • New hygiene, social distancing and safety measures have been introduced around site in line with Government guidance.

Camping & Trade Bookings - Rule of Six

(This may/will hopefully change after June 21st)

  • In line with the government's 'Rule of Six' Admission Tickets are currently limited to 6 per camping or trade unit. (6 Adults – Children Under 16 not included)
  • Groups, or teams, of larger than 6 people are not permitted at any time.
  • Any groups, or teams, of 6 people or less are also restricted to people from a maximum of 2 households only.
  • You may NOT have a group of 6 with members from 3 different households. Please note you may be asked to provide proof of address to evidence this.
  • Persons MUST purchase ALL of their required Adult CAMPING tickets at the time of booking
  • We will not be able to issue Additional tickets in a separate transaction.

BUSFEST SPONSOR

BUSFEST welcomes A-PLAN INSURANCE as one of our MAIN SPONSORS for this years event.

A-PLAN offer a wide range of Private, Specialist & Commercial Vehicle Insurance services.

We look forward to working closely with Dan Cameron from the Thatcham A-Plan Crew this year to bring those services closer to you!....

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